YOP – year 6 week 52


It’s been some time from I updated with a YOP post, really it’s been some time from any post!

The last post I made was for YOP – year 6 week 19 , you can click over and read where I was at and what I was doing then. But really in a year long weekly blog event that is a pretty poor performance considering I’ve been participating from the beginning.

The YOP year runs from July 1st to June 30th every year, some participants, like me, run on this schedule some run on a Jan 1st to Dec 31st schedule. Either is fine but what we all do is post weekly blog updates in the Ravelry group HERE, so if you wish to participate you can check out all the details of how to there in the many threads. It is a wonderful welcoming group, who loves new members and I’ve made many great friends from the group over the years.

So it’s been sometime from week 19 and although I may have fallen completely off the YOP blogging wagon I’ve not fallen off the knitting wagon. Quite the opposite, things just got so busy designing wise that by each Sunday I was just wanting to relax, spend time with the family and do as little as possible. BUT as someone who has been blogging for years I’ve missed the routine of sitting down and gathering my thoughts from the week on projects and writing about them. This is what has prompted my return to the YOP year and I thought it fitting to at least wrap up Year 6 before starting Year 7.

Let us begin so with the wrap up of YOP Year 6.

As I have said I’ve still been knitting away on projects and this is now my list looks.

I’ve added completion dates where necessary and in each category I’ve added a dividing line and everything below the line in each category is new from the last time I’ve posted so you can see exactly what projects are new since then. I’ve included links to each individual project page and at the end there is the usual link to my YOP 6 folder for projects on Ravelry. You see even though I’ve not been blogging I have kept up with everything else. I’ve also gathered up the many finished object pics and you can see them all after the list and chat.

A Year of Projects, The List, 2016 – 2017 

Garment Rail  – min 3

  1. Herbarium – started Jul 24th

Shawl Drawer  – min 4

Sock Box  – min 6

Design Corner  – min 6


First category is the Garment Rail. I’m still on my Herbarium jumper. The garments section of my list was the major casualty in the YOP list due to the busyness that happened in the other areas. I am back at it and am on the sleeves. This I am hoping to have finished in the next couple of weeks.

I wanted to knit a minimum of 3 and I’m still on 1. I think we can say this category is a; Loss.

Second category was that of Shawl Drawer. I wanted to knit a minimum of 4 and I’ve completed 6 and I’ve one current shawl wip. I think we can say this category is a; Win.

Third category was that of Sock Box. I wanted to knit a minimum of 6 and I’ve completed 12 and have one current sock wip. I think we can say this category is a; Win.

Last category was that of Design Corner. I wanted a minimum of 6 new designs this year and I managed to release 12 new designs over this YOP year. I think we can say this category is also a; Win.

Over all I’m pleased with the work that was put out and what was achieved. I fell off the wagon on the blogging front and the garment rail section didn’t quite get to it’s goal but for the amount of work put out those are small enough things to fall down on I think.

Overall I wanted to complete a minimum of 19 projects and I ended YOP year 6 having completed 30 projects and I’m taking 3 projects forward as WIP’s.

Now for some visuals.


Garment Rail

Shawl Drawer

Shawl Drawer

Sock Box

Sock Box

Design Corner

Design Corner

So there you have the wrap up post. If you have made it this far, thank you for getting here. I am now currently making up a list for YOP Year 7 which I will be posting about on Sunday July 2nd when year 7 kicks off.

You can find my page of projects for YOP year 6 here.

To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 6 or indeed to take part yourself, check out the Ravelry group here.


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11 Responses to YOP – year 6 week 52

  1. Marsha says:

    So nice to see your blog pop up again. I realuze you are super busy with design, pod casts, your own ravelry group and family, but………..I have missed your blogging! You accomplished soooo much in YOP 6. How ever do you find time to sleep? Nice to have you back in the fold again.

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you Marsha and I really loved sitting down to blog today, I’ve missed blogging and didn’t even realise it. It seems I like the written word a little more 🙂

  2. Becki says:

    Oh, I love all the pictures, Ruth – and seeing some things I didn’t get to see throughout the year. Wow – have you been productive! It’s no wonder you didn’t feel up to posting on Sundays. I look forward to seeing what you create during YOP7. I’ve missed you!

  3. Stefanie says:

    You have gotten a lot done Ruth; all those cross outs are impressive.

  4. Lucy Bowen says:

    Wow, look at all you have done? I am always amazed by what you achieve with all of your commitments. I have been really enjoying watching your progress on herbarium on the podcast and although you haven’t completed the number of garments you wanted, I think the rest more than makes up for it.

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you Lucy, yes you are right the other items on the list more than make up for the garments aspect and Herbarium is really making progress now, so I expect it to be off the needles really soon.

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  6. MrsMcD918 says:

    Wow! I hope to complete just one pair of socks in the upcoming YOP and am in awe of how many socks you made!

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you, it didn’t feel through out the year that there was that many, I guess that’s the surprise at the end of the year.

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